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Hypersonic Flight Test

US air force to test aircraft that could fly across country in under an hour

The X-51A Waverider, designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, could make it from New York to LA in 46 minutes

The US air force will test an experimental aircraft on Tuesday designed to fly at six times the speed of sound, or about 3,600mph.
The X-51A Waverider will be dropped from a B-52 bomber […]

Robotics Professor Warns Drones Will “Lead To A Sanitised Factory Of Slaughter”

We are witnessing the beginning of “the industrial revolution of war”

Steve Watson
Aug 3, 2012

A prominent artificial intelligence expert has urged that president Obama is setting a horrendous precedent by embracing drone technology as a means of covert warfare.

Professor Noel Sharkey of Sheffield University, penned a piece in The Guardian today that slams the use of missile strikes using unmanned ariel vehicles, warning that what we are seeing is just the beginning of […]

Attacks Over Gas Prices


CHICAGO—An improving job market is prompting Mitt Romney to scrap his emphasis on the unemployment rate and to focus on rising gas prices and government regulation as evidence that President Barack Obama has mismanaged the economy.

“With the economy looking like it’s getting a little better on the employment front, gasoline’s getting a lot worse,” Mr. Romney told a crowd at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Vernon Hills, […]

Romney hammers Obama’s ‘assault on freedom’ in Chicago speech

Chicago (CNN) – With an increasingly insurmountable delegate lead over his Republican opponents and the wind at his back heading into Tuesday’s Illinois primary, Mitt Romney sought Monday to re-frame the presidential contest as a battle between himself and President Barack Obama over the future of the economy.

Speaking at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, where Obama once served on the advisory board, Romney said the president has […]

Black Marines finally honored for their WWII service. On Weds night, the Senate approved legislation to award the Congressional Medal to the nearly 20,000 Blacks who trained at Montford Point, a Blacks-only area at Camp Lejeune

H. Scott Hoffmann (News & Record)

Photo Caption:“It made me feel like I’m somebody,” says former Marine Roland Eubanks, 86, about being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal.

GREENSBORO — Roland Eubanks, Joseph Walker and the thousands of other African American Marines who trained at Montford Point in eastern North Carolina did double duty during World War II.

“We fought two wars,” Walker, who settled in Winston-Salem after the fighting, said in a 2004 oral […]